20 Feb 2006

Indications that there will be an early election in Fiji

2:16 pm on 20 February 2006

Clear indications have emerged in Fiji that the country will have an early general election.

The supervisor of elections, Semesa Karavaki, has told Radio Legend that his office will be ready to hold an election by the end of next month.

The prime minister, Laisenia Qarase, has already told the radio station that he has decided on the dates for the poll, but the people will have to wait for the writ of elections to be issued.

The life of Fiji's parliament does not come to an end till the end of September.

But, political parties have been predicting an early general election for sometime.

Meanwhile, the Labour Party leader, Mahendra Chaudhry, has told an election rally that he will seek an audience with President Iloilo to voice concerns over a rushed general election because it would result in an unfair outcome.